For a few brief wondrous moments, Left Twitter and nerdy political Twitter joined hands in awe. For the first time since Silvio Conte’s death in 1991, the 413 could have an open seat Congressional race.
The Joint Committee on Redistricting of the Massachusetts Legislature debuted its last two maps for Congress and Governor’s Council on Monday. The changes were minor if significant. In the 413, despite population losses both in real and relative terms, the shifts have a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it quality.
Two quietly filed reports last week likely became the last word on the 2020 Democratic primary for the First Congressional District in Massachusetts. These campaign finance reports, which candidates submit to the Federal Election Commission, show the spending and fundraising activity for the final 20
UPDATED 3:51PM: Due to a transcription error, a quote of Neal’s was incorrectly rendered. It is now correct. SPRINGFIELD—An epic battle (mostly) in the 413 came to a close Tuesday as US Representative Richard Neal handily won re-nomination after year-long battle with Holyoke Mayor Alex
UPDATED 10:59AM: For clarity on events from this month. As the sharp, bitter and increasingly embellished Democratic primary for the First Congressional district comes to a close, the money is now flowing on both sides. Congressman Richard Neal has never wanted for funds, but Holyoke
When Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse launched his bid for Congress, he had high ambitions for fundraising: $3 million. For months that effort fell flat. Challenging an incumbent with seniority—and popularity—like Richard Neal did not open a lot of big wallets. The only option was to
UPDATED 8/9/20 10:38PM: To include UMass-Amherst’s response to this news, a new statement from Mass College Dems and a new statement from Morse. Massachusetts College Democrats and their affiliates at Amherst College and the UMass-Amherst have barred congressional candidate and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse from
UPDATED 11:07AM: To include data of other third-party groups who began spending this week. One of the first groups to endorse Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse in his quest to dislodge US Representative Richard Neal is now giving him a boost on the region’s airwaves. The
United States Representative Richard Neal had the airwaves mostly to himself for all of June and the start of July. Last week, his Democratic primary opponent Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse went up on cable and broadcast television. However, the candidates for the 1st District’s Democratic
UPDATED 11:32AM 7/17/20: To note Morse has now bought TV time, but not in the quarter new FEC reports cover. Nearly a year after the faceoff began between Congressman Richard Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the money race is coming into clear relief. Last